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Japanese Beginners Stage 1

Course Outline:

For students with little or no knowledge of Japanese. You will learn the basic vocabulary and grammar to meet people, introducing yourself, be friended with Japanese people, shopping, Staying hotels, ordering food and bevarages at restaurants. Come and enjoy a conversational course if you are interested in Japanese cool cultures - Manga, Anime, TV games and J-POP music! Strongly recommended to learn in this course for first time travellers for leisure or staying as a resident for short/long term or sightseeing reason. Based on a conversational, practical approach dealing with everyday situations, it is ideal if you are intending to travel or leisure or if you simply wish to enjoy the Japanese language. Teaching Unique Japanese culture and basic Japanese letter(Hiragana, Katakana, Kanji) also will be covered.

No prior knowledge, skills or prerequisites needed. Bringing your "can-do" and " will-do" attitude will be very helpful. Writing Japanese alphabets frequently will be a homework/assignment in this class. 

Session 1:

Introductory class (Initial rules in the class, manners, house keeping will be discussed) 

Various greetings (Ohayo, Konnichiwa, Arigatou, Sumimasen) 
Introduce yourself (Watashi no namae wa ... ) 

*we will pair up in the class and/or doing work as a group for conversation practice Hiragana, Katakana (Unique Japanese alphabets)
Basic Japanese vocabs

Session 2:

Go shopping (Kaimono o suru) Inviting friends (Tomodachi o sasou)

Hiragana, Katakana continue Basic Japanese vocabs 

Session 3:

Riding a train (Densha ni noru) Getting a haircut (Kami o kiru) 

Hiragana, Katakana continue Basic Japanese vocabs

Session 4:

Ordering at a restaurant (resutoran de chumon suru) Going to a hospital (Byoin e iku) 

Hiragana, Katakana continue 
Easy basic Kanji to navigate yourself in Japan Basic Japanese vocabs 

Session 5:

Getting a job interview (Mensetsu o ukeru) Opening a bank account (Kouza o hiraku) 
Hiragana, Katakana continue (finalising) Easy basic Kanji to navigate yourself in Japan Basic Japanese vocabs 

Session 6:

Renting (Borrowing)a bicycle (Jitensha o kariru) Talking at a party (paatii de hanasu) 

Easy basic Kanji to navigate yourself in Japan Basic Japanese vocabs 

Session 7:

Making inquiries/qustions (Toiawaseru) Making a phone call (Denwa o kakeru) 
Pop Culture (Poppu karuchaa) 
Alphabet Test 
Basic Japanese vocabs 

Session 8:

Going to a real estate agent (Fudosan-ya e iku) Going on a trip (Ryokou ni iku) 
Alphabet and Kanji final test 
Basic Japanese vocabs quiz 

What to bring:

Notepad (must be10mm Grid ruled - cheap ones available at Officeworks, Big W or K-mart), pens (including pencils and red pen) and eraser
No need to purchase any books as there will be photocopied handouts

About the Tutor:

Mami Himura Cheng

Mami Himura Cheng is a Japanese national, born, grew up, and was fully educated in Hokkaido, Japan. Mami immigrated to Australia in 2007, and has been living in Sydney as a permanent resident ever since.  Mami worked as a librarian at a public library in Japan for 5 years, and has 10 years experience in an ongoing career as a ZUMBA Fitness instructor all around the Northern Beaches area, as well as teaching Japanese to children with a Japanese background at the local community language school.  

Mami loves to create a fun, friendly and engaging atmosphere in the class. She is excited to share her aspects and knowledge with you all, and keen for you to gain a deeper understanding of Japanese language and it’s culture.

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Contact us

Narrabeen Annex: 1525 Pittwater Road,
North Narrabeen NSW 2101
Office Hours: 9.00am to 5.00pm, Mon to Fri

Brookvale Campus: Level 1, 14 William St, Brookvale NSW 2100
Office Hours: 9.00am to 4.00pm, Tues and Thur

Post: NBCC Reply Paid 1966, Dee Why NSW 2099

Phone: 02 9970 1000

Registered Training Organisation Code 90113